Vintage Voice

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

This weekend brings Hallowe’en.  The Voice‘s writers have had varying perspectives on the annual observance—even varying spellings (most used “Halloween”.)

Spirits, not sweets.  Bill Pollett portrays the dream-like quality of an event blending seasonal traditions associated with October 31 and November 1.  “This irrational place is a territory through which children, who are more open to the possibilities of life, tend to navigate with far more intuitional ease than most adults.”  Parade of Lost Souls, November 3, 2004.

There’s always next Hallowe’en.  Voice writer b.e. hydomako confronts every student’s nightmare:  the unprepared-for deadline.  “The problem with merely throwing together a costume at the last moment is that we will often end up with a lame and forgettable outfit; it is not what we would have gone as if we had taken more time to prepare.”  Doing It Right, October 30, 2002.